Catawba Grape is a late season grape, specially selected for the North, produces not only highly prized jams and jellies but fine red wines and champagne also. The medium-to-large size red fruit keeps well and is widely planted for their sweet, rich taste.
Self-fruitful, a pollinator is unnecessary but the vine will do even better by planting two. Does best in zone 5 to the cooler parts of 8.
Other varieties selected for the North include Niagara and Concord.
This Catawba grape is also offered in the Red, White and Blue Collection.
Grapes in general: Grapes are easy to grow and with a little careful effort the home gardener will be rewarded with large crops of fruit, perfect for wine, jams and fresh eating. Grape vines usually begin producing fruit the second or third year after planting and a mature vine will produce 15-20 pounds annually. These vines also have desirable ornamental value and are an ideal, natural privacy screen.
|Plant Lighting:||Full Sun|
|Max Height (feet):||6'|
|Planting Zones:||5, 6, 7, 8|
|Botanical Name:||Vitis labrusca|
|Additional Characteristics:||Super jelly and wine grape!|